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Argument: A connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.An intellectual process.

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13 Deadly FallaciesAd Hominem: Attacking the character of the arguer rather than the argument. Bandwagon: Suggesting that a person should agree to something because it is popular. Begging the Question: Using circular reasoning to prove a conclusion. Either/Or: presenting someone with a limited choice, when ohter choices are possible.Straw Man: Arguing against a position that no one is defending. Weak Analogy: Making an improper comparison between two things that share a common feature. Post Hoc: Arguing that one event caused another when they are unrelated.Hasty Generalization: Using part of an inaccurate claim to about a whole.Slippery Slope: Suggesting that one event will automatically lead to a chain of events. Red Herring: Saying something that distracts from the issue being argued about.False Authority: Defending a claim with a biased or untrustworthy source. Non Sequitur: Stating a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.Tu Quoque: Improperly turning an accusation back on the accuser.

The Essay Process1. Plan your thesisStart by free-writing or brainstorming about the subject. Write what you know, what you don't know, your opinions. Somewhere in here you will find your thesis. 2. Write your opening paragraph with your thesis so you can keep it in mind as you write your paper. 3. Write your first draft.4. Proofread for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, logical fallacies, and places that might be confusing. 5. Have a friend check it for parts they don't understand. 6. Edit some more!

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Thesis:A statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved.The thing that you are arguing. No strong thesis = no strong paper.

Fallacy: a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument. a failure in reasoning that renders an argument invalid.

Not Being Hit on the Head

Not Abuse

Not Contradiction

Basic Essay- Introduction paragraph with thesis. - Body of the essay containing your arguments and evidence supporting those arguments.- (Possible rebuttle paragraph stating the oposing viewpoint and discussing why it's incorrect.)- Closing paragraph summerizing your viewpoint.





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